Ahead of Monday’s Iowa caucuses and towards the race for the White House, former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton will on Saturday hold her last campaign before the Iowa caucuses, campaigning with Gabby Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was critically wounded in a mass shooting five years ago. Gabby has become a prominent advocate of gun control. The former secretary of state’s campaign organization said Hillary would urge caucus-goers to make gun control “a voting issue”. Clinton will use the opportunity to attack her Democratic rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, with whom she is locked in an Iowa polling, over his past support for legislation that loosened gun control measures, casting him as an ally of the National Rifle Association.
Hillary says she’ll take gun control serious
Clinton will urge caucus-goers to make gun control a “voting issue.” She has already cast Sanders as an ally of the National Rifle Association, pointing to his votes against the Brady bill and for a 2005 regulation granting gun manufacturers legal immunity. “Clinton is committed to supporting sensible actions to address gun violence, including comprehensive background checks, cracking down on illegal gun traffickers, holding dealers and manufacturers accountable when they endanger Americans, and keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers,” the campaign said in an email earlier this week according to the Guardian.
Sanders claims to back tougher gun laws
Senator Bernie Sanders has insisted he has been a tough opponent of the gun lobby and often points to his background in a rural state in which hunting is popular, he now backs, and will co-sponsor efforts to repeal the 2005 law. In return, Sanders has consistently pointed to his D- rating from the NRA. Hillary Clinton is highlighting Bernie Sanders’ votes against tougher gun regulations in the remaining days before the Iowa caucuses. Sanders will also be holding his rallies and campaigns in a bid to steal victory from the Iowa causes, as both candidates will be campaigning at different locations to gather support.